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Wireless adapter My Xbox 360 adapter flashes red once when plugged into my console and does not work. I unplugged it and tried another USB port (on my computer) to see if it was a power supply from the console or the adapter. When plugged into the computer, the adapter light stayed on - orange. There is only one usb port on my console, I have read to try another port on the console but can't find one. Thanks in advance for any help, Cody

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Hi,
What exactly are you refering to Here ( adapter ) The Power Brick, A wireless or wired Controller ?
There are 2 USB Ports on an XBOX 360 same place Front R/H/S Slot Side By Side.
Mike @ Compurepair.
If it,s Orange ( whatever it is youre refering To ) then it,s in standby Mode. Red ( error/Fault ) Green working OK.
Hope this helps.

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